Guided by the values expressed by the 10 Principles, Burning Man is a global ecosystem of artists, makers, and community organizers who co-create art, events, and local initiatives around the world. Most recognizably, tens of thousands of Burners gather annually to build Black Rock City, a participative temporary metropolis in the Nevada desert.
I worked to assist Burning Ball with a set of support items for 2015’s Burning Ball event in Vienna. The theme of the event centred around the concept of The Orient Express and Burning Ball usual Art Nouveau sensibility. With that in mind I utilised The Orient’s colour palette of blue and gold and used this throughout the collateral, peppering the designs with art nouveau motifs.
Burning Ball, Vienna
Branding, Art Direction , Poster Design & Illustration
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign & Adobe Photoshop
“...Guided by the values expressed by the 10 Principles, Burning Man is a global ecosystem of artists, makers, and community organizers who co-create art, events, and local initiatives around the world....”
The poster, along with the rest of the collateral, had to keep some existing elements from Burning Ball but I was given the freedom to do pretty much what I wanted. This was a volunteer position so I had to be economical with my time and used a lot of found assets which I would adapt.
In addition to the poster I created a tyvek bracelet for the party-goers as well as a souvenir badge which would be given out to the legion of volunteers of Burning Ball 2016. The concept behind this was to graphically recreate the side of the Orient Express train.
The bracelet represented the side of the orient express train in a very simple and graphic graphic fashion